Simple, rapid and reliable method for detecting thalassemia (U.S. Patent Number 5,281,519)

Acronym: Not Available NIDDK Contact: Principal Investigator(s): Alan Schechter, Griffin Rodgers


A simple, rapid and reliable method for diagnosis of thalassemia is described. The method comprises amplification of the cDNA by polymerase chain reaction and determining the ratio between α and β hemoglobin chain mRNAs.

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